cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey
Dave Nattress… As a lifelong Free fan I read I’m sure that one of their early managers or associates suggested the name “The Heavy Metal Kids” but they rejected it and went for “Free”. However, the name did then then get used eventually!! Also, am I right did Gary Holton turn up in Al Weidersein?
Alan Esdaile… Yes Dave spot on, he was in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
Peter Fairless… They were a very different band (photo in 1977), mind! Yes, Gary Holton was as much an actor as a singer. He went on to play Wayne in Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Here is one of my all time favourite video clips, from The Tube, filmed in Newcastle in 1984. …and, yes, that’s Leslie Ash!
Jim Breeds… I remember the excitement of going to Saturday’s the first time. Probably that week of opening. We’d not seen anything like it outside of London. And at last we were not going to have to make any more trips to Sundowners in Eastbourne. Gary Holton, later to be cast as Wayne in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. RIP.
Martin Richter… Keith Hardy – there`s a name I haven`t heard for years!
Clifford Rose… Excellent concert.
Dave Weeks… Frupp! Remember them too. Proper prog.